June 13, 2024
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Make Magic Flute Mallets
When playing the bell excerpt from Mozart's Magic Flute you'll need some special mallets commonly referred to as 'Magic Flute mallets'.  These usually run about $20 - 30 and can be purchased from percussion stores such as Steve Weiss.

Purchase Magic Flute Mallets

Many percussion students are already on a tight budget and sometimes this can seem like an unnecessary purchase. Here's a possible solution to help save money and still have to right mallet.






 
Supplies

















  • Wire cutters, wire snips, or even scissors
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • 3/16 wooden dowel
  • #10 - 16 brass nuts


 Cut the dowel to 12 inch length
















Screw two bolts onto the wooden dowel. You can also use a thinner dowel but you need to thicken the diameter of the dowel. This can be done by wrapping masking tape around the dowel.
















Cost of purchased mallets = $30.00
Cost of made mallets = $2.00
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